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Through the doors of Enab is a step into another world. The setting, paradise. The food, bliss.
Enab features a beautiful indoor space in a renovated traditional Lebanese home. Four separate rooms give the feel of privacy despite the fact that on most nights you'll likely be surrounded by a crowd of people and hundreds of plates of mezze. The restaurant is vibrant. Floor to ceiling arched windows, hand poured tiles and carefully decorated walls. Most recommended though is a spot in the garden. Relax in an over sized striped sofa and take in what feels like grandma's garden in the country side. For those nostalgic of the old days of Lebanon Enab has what you're looking for. Amongst the trees, an old-style sweets shop serves traditional Lebanese candy bars and in-house desserts. The fig ice cream is out of this world.
As if being surrounded by jasmine trees and good company wasn't enough, Enab features a superb line-up of traditional Lebanese food. The head chef, Abu Rabiaa, is 74 years old. His many years of talent quickly become obvious when the plates begin to arrive. The fatouch, crisp veggies and tangy sumac. Kibbet batata, potatoes generously flavored with waInuts and coriander. Oven warmed keshek in a clay pot. It it nearly impossible to select a favorite amongst the dozens of hot and cold mezze. However, the restaurant is particularly proud of its raw meats selection. Try the frakeh janoubieh. To top it waiters walk around with giant baskets of steaming bread fresh out of the fired oven.
Service is excellent and waiters are friendly.
Reservations on all nights of the week are recommended. This place fills up and for good reason. For reservations call 1 444 441.